Industry meets Makers (IMM)
Industry meets Makers (IMM) is an open innovation community building format that aims to initiate new collaboration models between top industry and the creative maker scene in order to make the resulting innovation and business potential fruitful for the benefit of both sides. The current core concept essentially consists of top industrial companies, SMEs and research organisations announcing so-called "briefings" in future technology areas such as robotics, AI, 3D printing, Industry 4.0, IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, etc. and inviting innovative "makers" – start-ups, SMEs, freelance developers, designers, students, researchers and hobbyists – to solve these together with them within the framework of an approx. four-month get-to-know and co-creation period. In the desired ideal case, a successful joint follow-up project can be launched after the core term of the programme.